Family Home Evening Ideas


If your parents ask you to help plan a family home evening, you may want to use an idea from the Friend. Here are some ideas in this issue that you may like (look for the FHE symbol on the [original magazine] pages mentioned):

  1. 1.

    Hold up the poster (pages 24–25) and repeat the poem “I Will Follow Jesus Christ.” Tell the story “Choosing the Good Part” (pages 48–IBC). Make a list of things that are good to do and put the poster and the list where you can see them during the week.

  2. 2.

    Sing together “The Scriptures Can Lead Me to Jesus” (pages 14–15).

  3. 3.

    Look up Matthew 25:40 [Matt. 25:40] and read it together. Have a family member tell the story “Billy” (pages 2–5). How did the children in the story show love for one another? Choose someone you can be kind to during the week.

  4. 4.

    A few days before family home evening, read or have someone help you read “The Butler Did It” (pages 16–18). On the day of FHE, pretend you are your mother’s butler like the boy in the story did. During the lesson, ask your mother how she felt. Explain that it is especially important to show love at home.

  5. 5.

    Make the flannel-board figures and tell the story of “The Good Samaritan” (pages 38–39).

  6. 6.

    Ask an older brother or sister to read “Follow Jesus Christ” (pages 44–45). Have each family member choose three ways in which they will try to be more like Jesus Christ. Make the kindness bouquet.

  7. 7.

    Make “Banana Caramel Shortcake” (page 31) or “Chunky Apple Slosh” (page 23) for refreshments.